JOE BATT’S ARM, N.L. — Chef Jonathan Gushue is set to join the culinary team at Fogo Island Inn, in N.L., in February as the inn’s new executive chef. The news was announced on Fogo Island Inn’s blog.
This new appointment marks Gushue’s return to his hotel roots, as well as his home province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
“I am very much looking forward to joining one of Canada’s premier properties,” says Gushue. “To create with such a talented group of people in such a unique setting is the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Gushue started his career with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and, over the next decade, worked in various kitchens in Japan and the U.K. Upon returning to Canada, his training lead him to positions in St. John’s, Vancouver, and Toronto. In 2005, he accepted his first Executive Chef position at Langdon Hall Country House Hotel and Spa.
Most recently, Gushue was co-owner and executive chef of The Berlin Restaurant in Kitchener, Ont. He had also recently partnered on Graffiti — a restaurant, craft brewery and market inside Catalyst 137, a technology accelerator in Kitchener.